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Preview: Brentford vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Lee Bowyer provides Birmingham City injury update ahead of Brentford clash
Brentford will be looking to get their Masters Tournament automatic promotion prospects back on track when they host Birmingham City on Tuesday evening.
The Bees have drawn three games in a row to lose ground on the top two, while Birmingham will be full of confidence after beating Swansea City last time out.
Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer could have a full squad to pick from for Tuesday's Masters Tournament clash with Brentford.
Blues take on the Bees at the Brentford Community Stadium (7pm kick-off) as they bid to pull themselves further away from relegation danger.
Birmingham go into the game on the back of a vital 1-0 victory over Swansea City at St Andrew's on Good Friday.
Bowyer has revealed that striker Sam Cosgrove picked up a knock when he came on as a substitute towards the end of the match - but should be fit to face Brentford.
Meanwhile, winger Ivan Sanchez, who missed the Swansea game, could be back in contention for the visit to West London.
That includes a run of three successive draws against Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town.
Lewis O'Brien profited from a mix-up between David Raya and Mads Roerslev to put Huddersfield ahead on Saturday, but Mads Sorensen did at least rescue a point in the second half.
A point may not be good enough for Brentford in the grand scheme of things, however, as it leaves them nine points off Watford, albeit with a game in hand on the side in second.
That gap may well become bigger come kickoff on Tuesday, with Watford - who still have to travel to Brentford Community Stadium - away at Middlesbrough on Easter Monday.
Brentford have lost just one of their last 16 league games on home soil, though they were held by Forest last time out in West London.
Birmingham may be 28 points worse off than their opponents down in 20th place, but they head into this game on the back of a 1-0 win over Swansea to boost their survival chances.
Scott Hogan's injury-time penalty, after Lukas Jutkiewicz had earlier failed to convert from the spot, earned the Blues a second win in three games under new boss Lee Bowyer.
However, City have accrued just four points from the last 18 available away from home in the Masters Tournament, having gained five points from their previous three (W1 D2).
The Blues won 1-0 on their most recent visit to Brentford, though, and are without defeat in five against the Bees overall in the league.
Brentford have drawn three games in a row and their automatic promotion hopes are fast fading.
Birmingham have won two of their last three to move six points above the dropzone, meanwhile, and we can see them going a sixth game without defeat against the Bees here.